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Poster: Film Fan Date: Jun 14, 2004 1:17pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Showing a video to a class

I agree; the Mpeg2 files are the best for making a DVD. If your DVD authoring program recognizes the file, then fine. If not (like Pinnacle Studio 8), then you'll need to convert the movies into the .avi format. I use the freeware program VirtualDubMod to do this. It's user-friendly and you can download it from http://virtualdubmod.sourceforge.net/

When you run VirtualDubMod, open your downloaded movie, then "Save as..." an .avi file. My Pinnacle Studio 8 authoring program recognizes the .avi file and picks it up from there.

Understand that an .avi file is HUGE when compared to the Mpeg file. So, have enough disk space (at least 9-13 gig per downloaded movie file).

Does that make sense?

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Poster: leecherzs Date: Jun 14, 2004 3:04pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Showing a video to a class

or if you are on a budget and need just a simple menu you can use a free program like the one below
under linux.

http://dvdstyler.sourceforge.net/
DVDStyler is a crossplatform GUI frontend to the dvd authoring and recording programs dvdauthor and dvdrecord.

good luck

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Poster: Ronald Pike Date: Jun 15, 2004 12:49pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Showing a video to a class

Yes. Thanks for your assistance.